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Label dissapears in Netbeans Editor if it has no text

Panagiotis Kalogeropoulos
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Joined: May 27, 2011
Posts: 99

Hello all,

I am using the Netbeans editor to create some simple guis. In one gui i put some labels that have no text and are used to display error messages when they happen. The problem is that if a JLabel has not text, it is like it does not exist in the editor so I can't select it, modify it, or even delete it. Do you know how to select a JLabel in the Netbeans editor if it has no text?

Thanks a lot in advance.
Ranganathan Kaliyur Mannar
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Joined: Oct 16, 2003
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You will have a 'Inspector' window in the left bottom part when you are in 'Design' mode. You can select the label there.


Ranga.
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Panagiotis Kalogeropoulos
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Joined: May 27, 2011
Posts: 99

I know that I can select the components from the inspector. But if a label has no text, then selecting it in the editor does not open the Properties window on the right. This means that I can't modify it after I initialize it with an empty text.
Ranganathan Kaliyur Mannar
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Joined: Oct 16, 2003
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The property editor may be in undocked mode. In that case, you have to drag it and dock it. Label being empty is in no way related to docking/undocking of windows.
 
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